The moment one faces the question ‘Who is Tollywood’s Shankar?’, almost all unanimously take the name of Rajamouli as he comes with high budget and high profile films.
However what many fail to realise is Rajamouli and Shankar has a lot of differences with regards to elevating the emotions in their films on screen. Everyone knows that Rajamouli is far superior to Shankar when it comes to elevating the emotions on silver screen. Then the question arises as to which Tollywood director could be compared with Shankar. Koratala Shiva can be compared with Shankar as both have many things in common. Both in the films include some burning social issue.
Shankar touched upon corruption in education in Gentleman, corruption in government in Bharateeyudu, corruption and misrule in Oke Okkadu, corruption in Aparichitudu etc. In 2.0 to he touched upon the mobile phone radiations and cell towers after effects. Similarly, Koratala Shiva touched upon the development of villages in Srimanthudu, saving the environment in Janatha Garage and providing good governance in Bharat Ane Nenu.
Almost all the films of Shankar and Koratala Shiva touch on burning social issues and so Koratala Shiva can be hailed as Tollywood’s Shankar.